A summer visit to Central Otago means summer stone fruit. And so the trip across from Queenstown, through the Gibbston Valley and Kawarau Gorge, to Cromwell. An extremely large fruit sculpture greets our arrival, and we know we're there. Time for roadside stall stops, and stone fruit splendour. Peaches, nectarines, plums....Read More
Late summer and autumn is harvest time for many fruits, after their spring blossoms, busy bees pollinating, and hearty summer growth phase. While many fruits are available one way or another through the year, it’s so good to find the sign “new season”, which should mean they are very recent pickings.
In the annual calendar, right now it’s the apple’s time to shine. Keep reading to take a closer look at New Zealand’s apple heritage, and find out who Granny Smith really is…Read More
A box of golden Central Otago apricots arrived on the doorstep this week, and we were again transported to the Cromwell roadside stall. This delivery represented that region so well. Apricots grow best in areas of cool winters, hot dry summers with plenty of sunshine hours and low humidity. And Central certainly provides this environment.
Apricots are perfect for drying, preserving and bottling, for future months. But there’s a super easy delicious way to enjoy them right now too.Read More